Sunday, September 16, 2018

Don't Blame God

Don't hold God responsible for something you're not willing to give Him control of.

Monday, September 3, 2018

He's not telling

One person says the rapture will occur before the Great Tribulation; another says it won't be until the end and yet another says it will be in the middle, and they all have scriptures to "prove" it..

Regardless of what you believe, the fact is that no one knows. If we did, we would eventually be in agreement. No matter what your position, there are plenty of other verses that seem to mean the opposite.

Why is that?

You know, Jesus' death and resurrection was a fantastic coup. Satan thought he had God on that one but he played right into His hands.

If God is that smart (and we know He is!) do you think He is going to blow it by telling everyone His plan? If a General tells everyone just how he is going to attack the enemy, is that wise? Of course not

I have a feeling that what is coming will be the most wonderful, most awesome coup every accomplished. It's like an enormous and very complicated game of chess, but we know Who wins and He is not telling us how 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Revelation in the Spirit

What God reveals to us can sometimes be understood only by revelation. Otherwise it's just head knowledge and if we try to share it with others, it seems as if we are just preaching at them. They cannot understand until the Spirit gives them understanding.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Spirits of Judgement

Do you still not understand?

There are two spirits of judgement. One is condemnation. The other is discernment.

We are not to condemn others because we don't have the wisdom or the knowledge to do so. We cannot see deep in a man's heart to make the right judgement. Only God can do that.

We are to discern the spirits. That is judgement, but not judgement of ourselves, but judgement done through the Holy Spirit, as He directs and reveals. Those judgements we can trust and use to protect ourselves and others. We can stand on that knowldge and not waver.

Did you know that unforgiveness is condemnation? When you don't forgive a person, you are judging them as unworthy of forgiveness. That's not your judgement to make. That belongs to God.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

For the Sake of God's Heart

Psalm 119:136 "Rivers of water run down from my eyes, because men do not keep Your laws" (NKJ)

This verse stuck with me and I was reminded of a classic sermon by Paris Reidhead called "10 Shekels and a Shirt." It's probably still at Sermonaudio.com and it's well worth listening to if you haven't already. I have listened to it several times over the years.

The psalmist was crying for God's sake, not for men's sake. When we see our God maligned and made fun of or ignored or marginalized, we should be crying for the sake of God heart. He deserves so much better from His creation.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sold out

Being sold out to God is the hardest thing for a Christian to do. I mean completely sold out. As in total abandonment to God, to drop anything and everything for Him. To be reckless and extreme.

What stops us? It's often fear. Fear of what others will think sometimes, but often, it's deeper than that. It's the fear that He might ask us to do something we can't do or don't want to do. It's the fear that we will fail Him and/or ourselves and others.

We know because we have failed before.

When I said "If I follow you wholly and fully, what would you want me to do?"

He said, "Why do you worry about the shoes you might wear when you don't yet walk?" 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Only Mercy

Why do we hold our salvation so lightly? There is nothing between us and sure damnation but mercy... only mercy. There is nothing we can do, nothing at all, except to accept that mercy and hold to it.

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:10

Even then, we will answer for our sins. Thank God that we have an Advocate Who will not forsake us, either now or then.